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Nine Lives (2016)

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A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Brand
... Lara Brand
... David Brand
... Madison Camden
... Ian Cox
... Rebecca Brand
... Felix Perkins
... Nicole Camden (as Talitha Bateman)
... Josh Myers
... Benson
... Doctor Cole
... Stein
... Josh Boone
Chris Wilding ... Chirpy Employee
... Nerdy Employee
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Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His eponymous company FireBrand is nearing completion on its greatest achievement to date - the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom's workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Rebecca's 11th birthday is here, and she wants the gift she wants every year, a cat. Tom hates cats, but he is without a gift and time is running out. His GPS directs him to a mystical pet store brimming with odd and exotic cats- where the store's eccentric owner- Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a majestic tomcat, named Mr. Fuzzypants. En route to present his daughter with her dream pet, a bizarre turn of events finds Tom trapped inside the body of Mr. Fuzzypants. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience what life is truly like for the family pet, and as a cat, Tom ... Written by EuropaCorp

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His life just got put on paws. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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5 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi papá es un gato  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,249,915, 7 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,637,449, 16 October 2016
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Although asked, there is never an explanation given for 'Fire' in the company name 'FireBrand'. One explanation could be that in the Dutch language 'Brand' translates to 'Fire' in English. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, the title of the Cat Stevens LP seen in Mr. Perkins' shop is misidentified as "Teaser on the Firecat" instead of "Teaser and the Firecat." See more »

Quotes

Tom Brand: How'd I get into this?
Felix Grant: You haven't been there for your family. You're gonna be stuck inside this cat until you makes things right.
Tom Brand: But I hate cats!
Felix Grant: That's what makes this so perfect.
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Crazy Credits

In a nod to MGM logos, Mr. Fuzzy Pants appears in the O of the Europa logo and mews. See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) See more »

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Meow Mix Clip
Meow Mix "Tender Centers" - Arrangement created for "Classic reborn"
Composer: Todd Schnitzer, Jon Darling, and Dan Pritkin
Publisher: South Music
Big Heart Brands - FCB Red - Ben Shields - Joseph Bogan and Sarah Miller - South Music Orchestra
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its not as bad as people say
9 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've read some awful reviews about this movie and my expectations were set low. I was expecting to be dragged by my kids to a mix of "Baby Geniuses 2" and "Battlefield Earth". But I was pleasantly surprised. This movie won't win any Oscars, but its a reasonable kids movie. Kids liked it, and I was OK with it. Yes, the plot is predictable, and the jokes are pretty flat, but they are geared toward 10 year olds and adults who really like cats, and that is what is expected from a kids movie about a cat. If you hate cats, well, don't see it, see "Shaggy Dog" instead, its virtually the same plot, except its a different type of a pet. I think this movie is OK and I look forward to seeing new incarnations of the same plot in the future movies, such as "Being Goldie" (hint, hint movie studio, in about 10 years we will be ready for another one of those plots)


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